Torture in America, as upheld by Obama

Yesterday saw the release of the 2004 CIA’s Inspector General Report on the use of torture by the US.  Salon’s Glenn Greenwald highlights the important points. In spite of everything that has come to light over the last years this should be read far and wide.

The IG Report also documents numerous other abuses that have been documented by prior OLC memos, including having waterboarded detainees 82 and 183 times; hanging them by their arms until interrogators thought their shoulders might be dislocated; stepping on their ankle shackles to cause severe bruising and pain; putting them in a diapers and leaving them doused with water on cold concrete floors in cold temperatures to induce hypothermia, etc.  Some of the numerous deaths of detainees during interrogations were also discussed.

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One response to “Torture in America, as upheld by Obama

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